Nothing is more inspiring than locking eyes with a young student who has just experienced an “aha” moment: that their classroom learning might actually really matter in their lives.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking with fourth grade students at Carl Wilde Elementary School #79. And the “aha” moments kept happening and kept happening. And the energy in the classroom was amazing.
I used a series of interactive exercises to share these main ideas with the fourth grade students:
- Math matters. Money matters.
- If you’ve got money, you’ve got options.
- Turn math into money. Turn money into options!
- Here are your options: spend, save, give.
“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.” Chris Rock
If you are connected to a classroom, grade level, school, or district who would be interested in a high-energy, high-interaction presentation…please let me know. I cannot wait to share my personal story about the difference that math has made in my life, how math can make a difference in the life of every student, and inspire students to work hard in math!